Aged: No age statement
Product of: United States
We were a little concerned that this additional aging process would disqualify Maker’s 46 from being termed a bourbon but apparently the searing of the French white oak qualifies within the Bourbon Association’s definition of charring.
The name? During the experimentation process, 46 was the trial profile treatment number assigned by Brad Boswell to the process used to sear the oak staves that produced the desired taste profile.
Review and Tasting
Sampled before 1st May 2011
Clear, golden amber appearance.
Freshly sawn oak with a hint of mineral leady graphite pencil shavings and aromas of tree sap, honey and golden syrup garnished with buttered steamed corn-on-the-cob.
Dry oaky, corn rich palate with bursts of green, vegetable leafy flavours which balance sweeter caramel, honey and vanilla notes.
Oaky finish with corn and a touch of spice.